Quality Manager

Location: Orpington, Kent Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Sector: Engineering Type: Permanent
Contact: Liz Collins Job Published: 20 days ago

Quality Manager - Orpington, Kent

A Quality Manager is needed to take a strategic position that will be involved in helping the company achieve its long term strategic business plans.

  • Salary: £38,000 - £40,000 per annum
  • 25 days holiday + statutory Bank Holidays
  • Pension Plan (up to 7%).

As Quality Manager you will oversee, quality assurance, health and safety and environmental procedures within the organisation. The Quality Manager will have a high level of interaction with different personnel throughout the organisation. As part of the role the Quality Manager shall: -

  • Ensure Quality Standards are fully supported and legally compliant to ensure the capability of the organisation to produce products to the correct specification.
  • Keep managers and team leaders up to date with current legislation and standard requirements.
  • Oversee all production activities regarding quality assurance.
  • Ensures that the organisation operates within the company's and HSE's guidelines.
  • Ensure all employees adhere to HSE stipulations within the environment they work and all processes are completed to these standards.
  • Ensure all key stakeholders are aware of quality issues in their infancy and maintain updates via systems correctly and effectively.
  • Ensure that departments are aware of set objectives and these are attained, and continually assessed to ensure achievement of departmental KPI's and Company Standards.
  • Ensure robust and fully compliant audit processes are established and adhered to by all department managers.
  • Champion the cultural change towards Total Quality.
  • Provide monthly management reports for the department.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the company management systems for ISO9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001, including management and systems development as the business grows.
  • Work closely with Customer Service on feedback from customers and warranty returns.
  • Interfacing with internal stakeholders as well as customers
  • Conduct quality management evaluations and approvals.

In order to succeed as Quality Manager, you should have a precision engineering background and a thorough understanding of products being assembled from machined components and have worked within an engineering manufacturing environment. The Quality Manager should also have the following: -

  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of lean and six sigma methodologies
  • Be a Qualified Lead Auditor, or have several years proven ability as Lead Auditor
  • Able to interpret engineering drawings
  • Knowledge of lean and six sigma methodologies
  • Good knowledge of quality tools and techniques.
  • Experience in H&S and Environmental management
  • Ability to positively influence others, to challenge and persuade them to change their views, intension or actions, or to adopt a particular course of action.
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasions, as required.

If you are an experienced Quality Manager willing to take bold steps, have a systematic approach to processes, a strong customer service ethic, and are an effective communicator with strong interpersonal skills, then this opportunity could be the next step in your career.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Quality Manager looking for a new challenge. If you are interested please apply and you will receive a call to discuss your career objectives and suitability to take on this exciting role.

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